New Project: Mel’s Antique chair. One of the most unique features of antique chairs is the many hours of work spent on their creation. Antique chairs were specially handcrafted, increasing their style appeal & longevity.
Ravaged base and chipped mahogany legs and damaged joints
This 1800’s circa chair has been in Mel’s family for only a few years but she intends turning them into heirlooms.
While some restoration projects may just need a few simple fixes, others could wind up costing more and are time-consuming.
The first real step in any restoration process is to disassemble the chair.
This step must be done gently as possible as to avoid any unnecessary stress or damage.
After disassembly, it is necessary to collect any pieces and replace anything rotted or damaged.
Reassembling the pieces using any nails or screws that were saved wherever possible to retain the originality of the chair. Glue and reattach the pieces together.
Renowned always makes sure to go over every piece carefully to keep its value & character.
Like most antiques a well-kept chair will increase in value as years pass.
Our very own Brian adding some finishing touches and coating!
As long as these chairs are treated with the care they deserve, maintenance will not be a problem. We’re almost done with this one!
And here’s the finished product!
Lovely, isn’t it?